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Titans announce deal with Mariota

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota has agreed to a contract with the Tennessee Titans.

The Titans finalized the deal with the former Oregon quarterback on Tuesday. Terms were not immediately available.

Mariota, the No. 2 overall pick in the draft, is expected to be an immediate starter for the Titans, who went 2-14 last season.

Mariota says, "I am very grateful and honored to have this opportunity. I look forward to the future with my teammates, and I'm truly excited to be part of this team."

Mariota left Oregon after his redshirt junior season. In 2014, the 6-foot-4 222-pounder from Hawaii directed the most efficient offense in the country and led all quarterbacks with a 90.9 rating. Mariota threw for 4,454 yards and 42 touchdowns, while rushing for 770 yards and 15 scores.

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